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Powerful Engineering, brilliant Computer Science
TU Darmstadt in the vanguard of German Research Foundation’s Funding Atlas
Across the Federal Republic, TU Darmstadt is one of the highest-performing universities when it comes to acquiring funding for Engineering Sciences from the German Research Foundation (DFG): in the rankings for income in absolute figures it comes in fourth place behind leader RWTH Aachen University, which is followed by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and TU Dresden. In Computer Science TU Darmstadt achieves first place. These are the findings contained in the Funding Atlas 2018, in which the DFG, Germany’s largest funding organisation, has published performance indicators for publicly-funded research in the period 2014 to 2016.
From atomic nuclei to stars
Physicists are exploring the world of quarks and gluons
Physics professor Achim Schwenk and his team at the Institute for Nuclear Physics at the TU Darmstadt examine the forces at the heart of atomic nuclei. This helps to improve our understanding of astrophysical objects.
An elevator for fish
TU engineers develop a special solution for fish migration routes
The EU Water Framework Directive states that from 2027, rivers must be continuously passable to fish, from the mouth to the source. Professor Boris Lehmann is facilitating this passage in a very special way at the Weir Baldeney (Ruhr): in future, fish will be taking the elevator to the upper water.
Combating hunger with artificial intelligence
Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions
In order to improve world food conditions, a team around computer science professor Kristian Kersting was inspired by the technology behind Google News.
Permanently clean drinking water for people in slums
Interdisciplinary research of TU Darmstadt and German Aerospace Centre
Solving problems in an interdisciplinary and humanitarian manner: TU Darmstadt and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a sustainable system for supplying water to slum areas that is based on satellite data.
A recipe against the power of the quantum computers
Signature method from Darmstadt could soon secure updates worldwide
A method for digital signatures that is secure against quantum computers has been developed by a team from TU Darmstadt led by Professor Johannes Buchmann and is now a general Internet standard.
Humboldt professorship for the TU Darmstadt
Dr Alexandre Obertelli receives Germany's most highly endowed research award
The TU Darmstadt is awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for the first time; it is also the first one in the state of Hesse. The nuclear physicist Dr Alexandre Obertelli, nominated by the TU Darmstadt, is one of five scientists from abroad who have just been selected for Germany's most highly endowed international research award.
Making composite material smart with precious metal
How gold-doped polymer brushes become pH-sensitive
Doping polymer brushes with gold nanoparticles results in a switchable composite material which changes its thickness depending on the pH value. The research by physicists at the TU Darmstadt, published in the journal Soft Matter, could be used to design chemical nanosensors in diagnostics or environmental analytics.
Big stage for small animals
Scanner enables digital archiving of preserved insects
A scanner developed jointly at TU Darmstadt and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences enables automated digital archiving of preserved insects – in high-resolution and in 3D. The scientists have published this new and unique development in the journal “ZooKeys”.
Freezing the web
Teaching in pace with the times
TU-scientists support vocational schools on their path into the future
Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the working world, and also presents vocational colleges with new challenges. Educators in the didactics of technology at the TU Darmstadt are supporting them on their path into the future.
Hope in the battle against common diseases
Biochemists of TU Darmstadt develop substances fighting obesity
A team led by biochemistry professor Felix Hausch of the TU Darmstadt is working on substances that are to help fighting three widespread diseases: depression, chronic pain and obesity.
Foams, gels, thin films
Developing intelligent surfaces from soft matter
Regine von Klitzing's research objects are neither clearly liquid nor clearly solid, but a mixture of the two. The physics professor and her team want to develop functional coatings and "switchable" foams from this "soft material".
Deep knowledge of water quality
MAR-DSW analyses decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltration
Desalinated seawater can easily be stored underground. However, toxic by-products occur during infiltration. And these are something Professor Christoph Schüth and his team are taking a closer look at. Their aim: to have the best-quality drinking water for arid areas.
Future Field of Study: Biomedical Engineering
Collaborative study programme by TU Darmstadt and University Frankfurt
TU Darmstadt and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main have been working intensively to develop a joint collaborative study programme for a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering. And everything is now ready: The first Biomedical Engineering students will be welcomed to the Rhine-Main Universities in the winter semester 2018/19.